MONDAY: A steady 6.5k run to start marathon week. The weather was warm so it was more challenging than it should have been, but still felt very short! Body Pump afterwards.
TUESDAY: Body Attack class - I used this as my last intense/power workout before the marathon.
WEDNESDAY: A 5k run again completed in warm conditions. I felt comfortable though and ran it faster than I probably should have done. It was also scary knowing ths was to be my last run before the actual marathon! Body Pump class after.
THURSDAY and FRIDAY: Rest Days - for once, and as quite a shock to myself, I didn't find it too challenging to rest for two consecutive days! I had a lot of things on during both days work and volunteering wise which helped. However I think it was mainly the sense of guilt I would have felt if I had actually DID exercise which held me back - a compete reversal of the guilt I would normally feel if I did not do anything!
SATURDAY: Saturday was spent travelling to London, going to the Expo to collect my race number (see picture), checking into my hotel and generally preparing for Sunday! This whole process started to make the marathon feel very real and the excitement/nerves started to fully hit.
SUNDAY: London Marathon Day! Full blog to follow - but in short an unforgettable experience, so many emotions its almost hard to take it all in and actually reflect upon it. Extremely happy with my time of 4hrs 9 minutes and certainly the start of more marathons to follow!